*Malcolm Butler could very well end up with a new truck to go along with his Super Bowl winning interception and trip to Disneyland.
The New England Patriots undrafted rookie sealed his team’s 28-24 victory against the Seattle Seahawks, and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady wants to show his appreciation – saying he ”would love to” give the Chevy truck he got for winning his third Super Bowl MVP to the defensive back.
Brady – a two-time NFL MVP and four-time Super Bowl champion – said on WEEI radio in Boston on Tuesday he wants to see that Butler gets the truck. Said Brady: ”I’m going to figure out how to make that work.”
Butler was not one of the 256 players drafted into the NFL last May, and earned his spot on the Patriots with an impressive rookie camp and preseason. While fans didn’t see much of Butler during the regular season, he was no stranger to Brady, constantly plucking the quarterback’s passes from the sky.
So when Butler came down with the game-saving interception with 20 seconds remaining on Sunday night, Brady wasn’t surprised.
“He’s been doing it to me in practice all season so it was nice to see him pick someone else off,” Brady joked.
All jokes aside, Butler’s play is one Brady will never forget.
“Malcolm made a huge play to save our season,” he said. “It was the perfect play at the perfect time. None of us will ever forget that play.”
It’s been a pretty sweet couple of days for Butler. After his game-saving catch, he and wide receiver Julian Edelman were treated to a trip to Disneyland on Monday.